concentration camps in Sri Lanka - new campaign launched

Press release from British Tamils Forum

Marking 100 days since the end of the bloody conflict in Sri Lanka and the imprisonment of over 280,000 Tamil civilians in deplorable 'concentration camps', British Tamils Forum launched an unprecedented "Key" campaign. The launch event, attended by UK Parliamentarians, human rights activists, councillors and members of community organisations, was held at the Boothroyd Suite, Portcullis House in Westminster on Thursday, 27 August from 4pm.

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of the Tamil civilians who remain incarcerated in military-run camps, the UK Tamil Diaspora launched a "continuous campaign", vowing to take action until all the illegally detained people are freed and resettled in their own homeland.

British Tamils Forum joins the calls by UK parliamentarians, human rights groups and international institutions to demand for an international commission of inquiry into war crimes and gross violations of international human rights laws.

British Tamils Forum urgently appeals for international pressure to be exerted on the Sri Lankan government to free the imprisoned civilians in light of increasing evidence of ethnicity based violence and extrajudicial killings by government forces.